Shocks, Suspension, CLEARING THE AIR | Cross Kart Pt. 10

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  • Published: 10 July 2019
  • We had a bunch of comments saying that we mounted our front suspension to the chassis of our cross kart wrong, which would result in stress on the mounting points, and eventual failure. In this video, we clear up the issue, and explain what we did and how our setup won't have the problems that some commenters thought it would. We also mount the front shocks (although they're too soft, so we have to redo them), the rear shocks and suspension mounts (using more Miata parts), and mount the steering rack and tie rods. We almost have a roller!

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Comments • 1 059

  • Dax arms
    Dax arms  1 hours back

    Maybe when the neighbors captured Leroy and made some Kentucky fried Chicken out of him

    • Dax arms
      Dax arms  1 hours back

      Check your ground but not at the clamp but inside the cabinet I've seen another YouTuber run into that and what it was was the connection sort of came a little loose it could be something totally different but that's what solved that kind of a problem with another YouTuber

      • Dax arms
        Dax arms  1 hours back

        I just heard a gunshot in the background , aren't they houses just too close to each other to be discharging a firearm in the woods? Don't get me wrong I'm very pro gun I just believe in safe operation of firearms

        • BuzzedAldrin
          BuzzedAldrin  8 hours back

          Clearing the air steering shocks

          • TheCj71984
            TheCj71984  1 days back

            it will be fine!

            • David Kelm
              David Kelm  2 days back

              it is fine !

              • GreMar GreCia
                GreMar GreCia  2 days back

                Do you have a branch in the Phillipines sir. ??

                • glen johnson
                  glen johnson  4 days back

                  hey all you can do is try it if it works great if not oh well you learned. i have built stuff like this my engire life. and i would be willing to bet for everything i ddi right i did it wrong at least 2 times before. i used them joints you are using on a trailer i pulled behind my motorcycle for years. until they made it illegal.well at least in Texas

                  • Trevor Lindsay
                    Trevor Lindsay  4 days back

                    Absolutely KEEP the tractor joints those things are tough as hell better than johns welding (wink wink)

                    • Dax arms
                      Dax arms  5 days back

                      What's the deal with the motorcycle the blue gas tank that's behind you?

                      • Dax arms
                        Dax arms  5 days back

                        it's probably 80 to 90 degrees outside and you've been working out there for several hours probably the welder just needs to be turned off for about an hour to cool down

                        • Brenden Belcher
                          Brenden Belcher  6 days back

                          Id like to see a motorized bicycle there's alot you can do with them

                          • forkjob
                            forkjob  7 days back

                            That's why I always have a spool of flux core wire around. If you run out of gas or you have to weld outside in the wind, the flux core doesn't care.

                            • Spag The Maker
                              Spag The Maker  1 weeks back

                              Leeeerrooooyyyyyy! R.I.P.

                              • Tom Zborovsky
                                Tom Zborovsky  1 weeks back

                                Why didn't you move the bottom shock mount for the front suspension to the lower arm, near the axle? You could have also brought out the top mounts to make the shock stand up right as much as possible..

                                • NACK ATK
                                  NACK ATK  1 weeks back

                                  Can you put a full cage on it it looks kinda dumb without it

                                  • Itz_gray_ 2019
                                    Itz_gray_ 2019  1 weeks back

                                    Better paint that up! The metal is looking pretty bad

                                    • RON SALES
                                      RON SALES  1 weeks back

                                      Looking for a Yamaha XT200J 4 cycle motor and side panels skid plate and other parts if you run across a parts bike Please contact me. Thanks.

                                      • showMEMEmore
                                        showMEMEmore  1 weeks back

                                        Hey carsandcameras i was wondering why there is an open 4 inch rubber tube coming out of my valve cover. When i was driving it hot oil started spewing out. Should i plug it????

                                        • DCD Laser & CNC
                                          DCD Laser & CNC  1 weeks back

                                          Great job guys! John, did you finish up your degree? What is the degree?

                                          • MOTORBIKE MADNESS
                                            MOTORBIKE MADNESS  1 weeks back

                                            "I want big American car with tail fins."
                                            Quick, where does this comment come from?

                                          • TheFurriestOne
                                            TheFurriestOne  1 weeks back

                                            Come to think of it, I have an unused heim joint that is rather stiff. Sorry for doubting you!
                                            Gonna be fun to see this thing rip!

                                            • Ross Templeton
                                              Ross Templeton  1 weeks back

                                              Seems like you guys are filming w a better camera & higher def. Its almost like a TV show now, nice

                                              • TheTruthBeTold
                                                TheTruthBeTold  1 weeks back

                                                You guys should've gotten a blueprint build. I've seen some ads on facebook for one called (piranha) they only sell the blueprints so it can be a home made project for the crafty, it's pretty sweet looking. It could've been great as a learning curve for future builds.

                                                • Mr. Unfazed
                                                  Mr. Unfazed  1 weeks back

                                                  WE NEED AN AMBER ALERT FOR LEROY THE ROOSTER 🐓#findleroytherooster.

                                                  • Zac Hutson
                                                    Zac Hutson  1 weeks back

                                                    Great build. I'd just take the advice about the shocks. Straighten them up so they have good travel. Love the channel

                                                    • joeandkristen08
                                                      joeandkristen08  1 weeks back

                                                      Love the videos right now it looks like a bath tub with wheels

                                                      • jacob pulley
                                                        jacob pulley  1 weeks back

                                                        I've loved y'alls videos from day one, wished I had a IT'LL BE FINE sticker, I'd slap it on my car

                                                        • cL Foto
                                                          cL Foto  1 weeks back

                                                          I’m trying to get a tillotson 212r engine but no where seems to have it does anyone know where to get them?

                                                          • Jason Petrich
                                                            Jason Petrich  1 weeks back

                                                            You guys did great, it looks awesome, people that build thing from scratch will understand everything done here!!!!!!! I want to see it rippin up the c&c grandprix

                                                            • RC
                                                              RC  1 weeks back

                                                              Ahhh it all looks good to me

                                                              • edward linchester
                                                                edward linchester  1 weeks back

                                                                Keep it up guy! Best build yet
                                                                As you know automotive new tie rod ends and ball joints are very tight in the beginning too so many people who have never actually worked with things shouldn't make comments. As far as saftey it's up to you I've learned alot in my life from making and doing sketchy things. Keep up the good work it'll be fine

                                                                • Barron Schneider
                                                                  Barron Schneider  1 weeks back

                                                                  Love the cross kart build though keep up the good work it’ll be fine

                                                                  • Barron Schneider
                                                                    Barron Schneider  1 weeks back

                                                                    I don’t want to sound like a hater but you guys almost never post on any sort of time schedule

                                                                    • Jack Bushong
                                                                      Jack Bushong  1 weeks back

                                                                      Eeeek... Wear some gloves handling that sheet metal.

                                                                      • Eric McGrew
                                                                        Eric McGrew  1 weeks back

                                                                        So, just semantics, but "Heim Joints" are technically a brand (from the original designer). These style of joints in a generic lable are "Spherical Rod End Joints". The tractor style that you bought are typically designed with a tighter ball race. This keeps empliment tools from loosely tracking while in storage mode, and while being pulled under load behind the tractor.

                                                                        If you had bought motorsports grade Spherical Ball Joints/Spherical Rod End Joints, most of them would have had less friction applied during the manufacturing tolerance process.

                                                                        Just fyi. Not super important for what you guys are doing. Just though you guys and others might like to know. Offroading and Race Car Spherical Rod End Joints are typically a bit stiffer as well, as they are designed to maintain tighter tolerances while under extreme force loads.

                                                                        • Arthur Smith
                                                                          Arthur Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                          Say, fellas, have you two ever heard of vangaurd engines.com? The make small engines with electronic fuel injection! Check em out, if u hadn't already?

                                                                          • One-Eye Jawa
                                                                            One-Eye Jawa  1 weeks back

                                                                            What’s the isbn number of that book? I would be interested in getting a copy

                                                                            • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

                                                                              Can you guys make an all electric kart?

                                                                              • ProPerformanceNutrition.com

                                                                                What’s up with the model a?

                                                                                • Sled_NeckX99
                                                                                  Sled_NeckX99  1 weeks back

                                                                                  You guys should test a 3d motorsports Manual Clutch on either a go-kart or a mini bike.

                                                                                  • NEIL EDWARDS
                                                                                    NEIL EDWARDS  1 weeks back

                                                                                    the physics of suspension ..truly fasinating....thanks guys...more track time..later yeah....N

                                                                                    • Justin Beecher
                                                                                      Justin Beecher  1 weeks back

                                                                                      It's like a mullet business in the front Maida in the back. Love the project so far keep up the good work. RIP Levroy (maybe?)

                                                                                      • John Stutz
                                                                                        John Stutz  1 weeks back

                                                                                        The joint Do they have a grease fitting?
                                                                                        Damn, hit emm with PB and put a grease fitting on them.

                                                                                        • Kaden S
                                                                                          Kaden S  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Lil wd40 or grease would help too

                                                                                          • Steve Skouson
                                                                                            Steve Skouson  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I just checked the issue, on my laptop, and no problem.


                                                                                            Problem is on this computer, but ONLY on the newest
                                                                                            video. Yes, it is still bad.

                                                                                            Perplexing.


                                                                                            steve

                                                                                            • N Rogue
                                                                                              N Rogue  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Forward/reverse gearbox for a go-kart i saw on walmart.com
                                                                                              https://www.walmart.com/ip/Go-Kart-Forward-Reverse-Gear-box-for-2HP-11HP-Engine-40-41-10T-or-12T-TAV30/184237063?athcpid=184237063&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVAV&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=4828e5c4-e1d-16be78db25e517&athena=true

                                                                                              • Emanuel Quintero
                                                                                                Emanuel Quintero  1 weeks back

                                                                                                You guys should put a big wing on it